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Leveraging Technology and Data to Drive Decisions

The application of Geographic Information Science (GIS) technologies has evolved significantly over the course of time and has a far-reaching impact across industries—everything from emergency response to marketing.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science is an ideal fit for students who are looking for a thorough background in hands-on applied GIS technology and theory, but are not seeking a degree.

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Listen to the dean of Saint Mary’s University’s School of Business and Technology and the Geographic Information Science Certificate program director to learn more about school and program.

Program Outcomes

In addition to broad exposure to the principles and applications of GIS, the curriculum provides students with practical exposure to GIS technology systems that analyze spatial data and equips them to confidently draw conclusions from data in mapped and tabular formats.

Successful completion of Saint Mary’s GIS certificate program will help students earn professional GIS certification through the GIS Certification Institute.

Go Further: An M.S. in Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics

While earning your Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS), you can make plans to earn additional credentials and advance your career as a leader by completing the M.S. in Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics degree from Saint Mary’s. All credits taken in the GIS certificate program can be applied to the Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics master’s degree.

From Start to Finish

  • You can earn your Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science in less than one year.
  • Evening classes and blended/online learning formats fit a variety of schedules.
  • Cohorts have flexible start times in fall, spring, or summer.

Digital Badging

Show your professional network your accomplishments with our digital badging. Badges demonstrate your skill and knowledge in each completed course in the GIS graduate certificate program. With digital badging, get the recognition you deserve — and gain the professional edge in the emerging field of geospatial technology. Learn more.

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Karen Chapple

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LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 120

(612) 728-5197


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